Brett Wallace 1B SD 2 Days
Wallace was reassigned to minor league camp Saturday, the Union-Tribune's Dennis Lin reports.
This doesn't come as a surprise as Wallace, 28, was a non-roster invitee to spring training. Look for the former marginal prospect to spend most, if not all of 2015 playing first base at Triple-A.
Brett Wallace 1B SD 1 Month
Wallace, a non-roster invitee to Padres' camp, could earn a spot on the bench with the major league club, Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune.
Wallace spent the 2014 season in the Astros and Blue Jays farm systems. At 28, he's contending for a reserve role for San Diego. Manager Bud Black was quoted as saying, "I think there's a natural hitter to this guy that might lend himself to the National League as a bench player...there's a lot to like about him." It's a tall order for Wallace to make the major league club, but if he does, he'll add some left handed power off the bench.
Brett Wallace 1B SD 3 Months
Wallace has signed a minor league deal with the Padres, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
After spending parts of four seasons with the Astros major league team, Wallace spend all of 2014 in the minors with Houston and Toronto. He could offer San Diego a little power in their lineup at times this season, as he hit 13 homers and drove in 36 runs in 285 plate appearances for Houston in 2013.
Brett Wallace 1B SD 9 Months
Blue Jays acquired 1B Brett Wallace from the Orioles for cash considerations; assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.
David Hall of the Virginian Pilot reported the news of the trade while Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports added the note about cash considerations. Wallace hasn't had much success at the major league level, but he was hitting .265/.329/.389 with 10 home runs in 374 plate appearances with the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate this season. This is his second stint with Toronto, as he was previously acquired from the A's for Michael Taylor before eventually being shipped to the Astros in the Anthony Gose deal. Given the injuries the Blue Jays are dealing with right now, he could see some time in the majors in the coming weeks.
Brett Wallace 1B SD Jan 01 '80
Orioles signed 1B Brett Wallace to a minor league contract.
Houston decided it didn't want to keep around Wallace even if he wasn't hogging a 40-man roster spot and released him earlier this month. This is a pure minor league depth move by the Orioles. There's simply nothing left to salvage here. Wallace, a former top prospect, is a .242/.313/.391 career hitter over 1,077 major league plate appearances.
Brett Wallace 1B SD Dec 21 '79
Astros released 1B Brett Wallace.
Things have gotten pretty bleak for Wallace, a player who was already designated for assignment and passed through waivers in February. Even as a non-roster player, Houston decided to pass on the former All-World prospect who is a .242/.313/.391 career hitter over 1,077 major league plate appearances. "He's been a big part of this organization for past few years, but we didn't see a role for him at the big league level," Astros GM Jeff Luhnow said. The former first-round pick will offer Triple-A depth to a new organization and not much more.
Brett Wallace 1B SD Nov 23 '79
Astros sent 1B Brett Wallace outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Wallace was designated for assignment by the Astros last week and passed through waivers unclaimed. He'll be a non-roster invitee in Astros camp this spring. The former first-round pick is a .242/.313/.391 career hitter in 1,077 major league plate appearances.
Brett Wallace 1B SD Nov 17 '79
Astros designated INF Brett Wallace for assignment.
The move clears a spot for the newly-signed Jerome Williams on the 40-man roster. Once a top prospect, Wallace owns a meager .242/.313/.391 batting line over 311 games in the majors. It wouldn't be surprising if someone takes a chance on him, but he remains a disappointment.
Brett Wallace 1B SD Oct 19 '79
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday that the club's first base job will be a "good healthy competition" in spring training.
Chris Carter is pegged for the DH spot, so the Astros will have a host of competitors vying for the first base gig. "Nobody's clearly separating himself in my mind, so it's going to be a good healthy competition," Luhnow said. The GM listed Marc Krauss, Jesus Guzman, Japhet Amador, Jonathan Singleton and Brett Wallace as the competitors for the gig. Singleton certainly holds the most appeal from a fantasy perspective but is likely to begin the year in the minors.
Brett Wallace 1B SD Jul 09 '79
Brett Wallace roped a two-run double in the seventh inning on Friday, accounting for all of the Astros offense in a loss to the Yankees.
Wallace entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Brandon Barnes in the seventh inning, and delivered the clutch hit to pull the Astros to within a run at 3-2. It's been a season of mixed results for the 27-year-old, hitting .222/.285/.433 with 13 homers, 36 RBI and an atrocious 103/18 K/BB ratio.